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Organic Olive Oil

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Inci:Olea Europaea Fruit Oil

A classic oil for dry, chapped skin on elbows, knees, hands & feet - used in hand creams, it offers skin nourishing, softening & protective qualities.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Cold Pressed, Extra Virgin Olive Oil, which is certified Organic.
 
A fatty to half-fatty oil.
 
Keeps for 3-4 years.
 
Good for mature or dry skin.
 
Blend it with thistle or sunflower if it feels too fatty.
 
An important constituent of olive oil is Squalane, which is absorbed quickly by the skin.
 
It is well proven that squalane increases the spreadability of vegetable oils and fats on the skin.
 
The substance squalene is also found in the livers of sharks that are found in deep ocean waters and studies have shown that it keeps the oils in the liver in a liquid state down to a temperature of -38°C.
Olive-oil derived squalane helps to regulate sebum and very closely resembles human sebum.
 
For use as an emollient, squalane is a traditional, natural alternative to using silicone emollients, which is an often-used chemical in products for its non-fatty skin-softening properties.
 
It is a classic oil for dry, chapped skin on elbows, knees, hands and feet.
 
Used in hand creams, olive oil offers nourishing, softening and excellent protection from weather and water.
 
It offers excellent lubrication and a soft, smooth feeling on the skin.
 
Olive oil’s nourishing, softening and protecting properties are well-known but it is also an anti-inflammatory and so very valuable to use in oil blends that treat skin irritations, damaged skin, and itchiness.

HOW TO USE IT

Hair Care
Olive oil is excellent for hair products treating dry hair and dry, damaged scalp or an irritated and sensitive scalp but for this purpose blend it with drier oils.
 
Skin Care
In products for Chapped Skin:
Blend olive oil with calendula and comfrey products; antioxidants such as vitamin E oil (undiluted, natural type); myrrh herbal tincture; and myrrh essential oil.
 
In Hand Creams:
Blend olive oil with jojoba oil.
In Massage Oil Blends:
Blend olive oil with more neutral oils such as jojoba, high oleic content sunflower, grape seed,castor and non-organic thistle oils.
 
Hair Oils:
Blend olive oil with drier oils such as thistle (refined), jojoba or grape seed oils as examples.
 
To neutralise its overpowering smell:
The problem can be that it has quite an overpowering smell, so remember to blend olive oil with more neutral smelling, drier oils such as thistle (refined), jojoba or grape seed oils as examples.

RECIPES & BLENDS

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